Pet Predicaments

December 26, 2012

I share the common areas of my dwelling with four dogs and two cats, or at least I did. Just before Christmas, one of the cats – more of a kitten than fully grown – was looking for a cozy place to nap and thought the dirty clothes piled in the washer was the perfect spot. Big mistake, for it was laundry day.

Erroneously thinking that kitty was just another soiled item in need of a good cleaning, the washer was topped-off with the remaining dirty duds and ran through the wash cycle. The meows for help (I can just imagine) went unanswered and kitty did not survive the tumultuous experience but (Insert crass comment here).

This reminds me of the time I worked for Mi Hyun Kim way back in her rookie year. In that era, it was fashionable for the Koreans to get a puppy for companionship during their time on the road. Many traveled by custom conversion van so accommodating a furry friend wasn’t much of a burden. It didn’t work out for Kimmy though, as her puppy was sickly and was returned but it did offer a chance for her to relate a disastrous decision concerning a friend’s newly acquired hound.

In order to teach it a lesson – for a transgression long forgotten – Cruella De Vil decided to place it in the freezer for a few minutes. Of course, she forgot what she had done and was too late when it finally came to mind. By the time she reopened the freezer door, Fido had morphed into a pup-sicle. (Insert another crass comment here)

Then the was this:

St Andrews Sparks Dilemma: Should Classic Golf Courses Be Renovated? – I say no but adding more length is acceptable.

Kia Signs Multi-Year Extension to Serve As Title Partner

Golf Channel launches 2013 Fantasy Challenge

… and to all, a good-night.

December 25, 2012


Happy Christmas!


Something To Ponder

December 19, 2012

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles roll
ed into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of beers with a friend.

Then there was this:

Golf Channel to Broadcast NCAA Championship Beginning in 2014

Anchor ban presents opportunity for golf manufacturers – ESPN

Australian golf resort owner doesn’t want Tiger Woods at his tournament

Colleen Walker R.I.P.

December 12, 2012


Memorial Service – Sunday, December 16 -3:00 p.m.
River Hills Country Club
3943 New River Hills Parkway
Valrico, FL 33596
813 653 1554

In Lieu of Flowers the family is requesting donations to LifePath Hospice:
LifePath Hospice House
3723 Upper Creek Drive
Sun City, FL  33573

Notes and Cards:
3612 Sugarloaf Lane
Valrico, FL 33594

I was the 773,885 Twitter follower of the Pope @Poitifex. I also follow Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump. What a dichotomy. Think I’ll start praying for money.

Michigan Triplets, 21, Are Now All Behind Bars On Felony ChargesSpending Doing time together for the holidays. How sweet.

Then there was this:

Afghanistan scores first-ever bowling alley, reopens golf course – Check-out the video. Not exactly up to Augusta National standards.

Scottish golf writer joins call for Trump boycott

U.S. Ryder Cup captain to be announced Thursday

The Whole Enchilada? (2013 LPGA Schedule)

December 7, 2012

The following peek at the 2013 schedule was submitted by my buddy Mike Whan (just kidding). It does come from a creditable source though.

(As I posted previously) – Tweet by Beth Ann Baldry of Golfweek – LPGA hoped to start 2013 season in South Florida but looks like that event fell through. Australian Open will again be the opener.




Jan. 28 MM Classic? (new) tentative Florida
Feb. 4 OFF
Feb. 11 Australian Open down under
Feb 18 Honda Thailand
Feb. 25 BSBC Singapore
Mar. 4 OFF
Mar. 11 Founders Cup Phoenix
Mar. 18 Kia Classic Carlsbad CA
Mar. 25 FB Classic? (new) tentative west coast
Apr. 1 Kraft Nabisco Rancho Mirage CA
Apr. 8 OFF
Apr. 15 LOTTE Oahu HI
Apr. 22 NEW tentative Texas or Mobile
Apr. 29 Kingsmill Williamsburg VA
May 6 Brazil Cup questionable Brazil (duh!)
May 13 (new) GBI Championship tentative TBA
May 20 RTJ-Mobile Classic Mobile AL
May 27 ShopRite Atlantic City
June 3 LPGA Championship Rochester NY
June 10 OFF
June 17 Walmart Rogers AR
June 24 US Open Sebonack NY
July 1 OFF
July 8 Manulife Waterloo Ont. CN
July15 Jamie Farr Toledo OH
July 22 NEW tentative ????
July 29 British Open St. Andrews
Aug. 5 OFF
Aug. 12 Solheim Cup Denver CO
Aug. 19 Canadian Open Edmonton CN
Aug. 26 Safeway Classic tentative Portland OR
Sep. 2 OFF
Sep. 9 Evian Evian France
Sep. 16 Navistar tentative Prattville Al
Sep. 23 SAP Match Play Gladstone NJ
Sep. 30 maybe China
Oct 7 China tentative Beijing China
Oct. 14 Hana Bank Korea
Oct. 21 LGA Taiwan Taiwan
Oct. 28 Sime Darby Malaysia
Nov. 4 Mizuno Classic Japan
Nov. 11 Lorena Invt. Mexico
Nov. 18 CME Titleholders Naples FL

What’s Ahead, Maybe

December 6, 2012

The following is an insider’s guestimate of the 2013 LPGA schedule up to June. (?) indicates a new event possibility.

Phoenix March11-17, Sans Diego March 18-24, Los Angeles (?) March 25-31, Nabisco (Palm Springs) April 1-7. Hawaii Apr 15-21, Dallas(?) April 22-28, Mobile April 29-May 5, Williamsburg May 6-12. Atlantic City May 27-June 2, Rochester June 3-9, week off, Arkansas June 17-23 , US Open June 24-30.

Then there was this:

ShopRite LPGA Classic Returns to Galloway May 27-June 2

Frank Deford: Golf has bigger problems than ‘wimpy’ belly putters

Caddywhacked – Bagmen trade blows on putting green at Australian Open

News For 12.04.12

December 4, 2012


Golf has no place at the Olympics: Tom Watson | Firstpost – I have to agree. How can anything be more prestigious and diverse than the four majors?

LPGA bringing Hawaii tournament back for second year – Wow! Two years in a row. Time to book your Hawaiian holiday.

Steinhauer, local pros point to future

LPGA stars challenge 9NEWS to putting contest | Video |

As golf courses become fewer, so do fairway views

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